What’s On: This Weekend for Families

Jun 17, 2016 by


Cadogan Hall, Crash Bang Wallop! Family Concert: Get your explorer’s hat and magnifying glass at the ready because Ruth needs your help to unearth the secrets of the garden! Creative activities at 10am.  Adults £10, children £8


Mount Street Gardens Summer Fair: Sunday 19th June noon-4pm.  Spend the afternoon with fun fair rides and games, food and drink in the beautiful Mount Street Gardens.

Open Garden Squares Weekend: Bring the kids and wander through the beautiful squares of London. Saturday and Sunday, adults £12.

Trafalgar Square, West End Live: Head to Trafalgar and get a great taste of the West End.  Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday noon to 6pm.

Pimlico, Southwest Festival Day: Saturday noon – 6pm, St. George’s Square.  The best day in Pimlico – community groups, fun fair rides, local entertainment, charities.  A great day for all.

National Gallery Painted in Stone: Sunday 11am-1pm, and repeated 2-4pm.  Take inspiration from the gallery, Mantegna’s Introduction of the Cult of Cybele, and draw your own story in stone (highly recommended, these workshops are amazing).  Free, tickets allocated 1 hour before the start of the workshop.


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Babies and Toddlers

Spitalfields City Farm, Wild Club: This is a fabulous opportunity for children to help groom animals, take part in gardening, build campfires and more.  Saturdays, mornings 10:30-noon children 4-7; afternoons 1:30-3pm children 8-12.

Little Diggers, Vauxhall City Farm: A gardening club for parents and toddlers with a range of activities that get children digging in soil and growing food.  Thursdays 10-11:30, children ages 2-4, £4 per adult.

Royal Albert Hall, Storytelling and Music Sessions: Could you think of a more stately venue to introduce 0-4 year olds to music, movement and storytelling?  Join seasoned storytellers Paul Rubinstein, Olivia Armstrong and Becky Dixon to this fabulous, hands-on, musical storytelling session.  Wednesdays, 10 am and 11:30, tickets just £5.

Pimlico Toy Library: Pimlico Toy Library has a new web site showcasing all their wonderful children’s workshops and baby playtimes.  This is a fantastic resource for any parent or carer, the toys are fastidiously cleaned and the art workshops are brilliantly planned with high quality materials.

Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Mondays, 11:00.  This week’s feature: A Hologram for the King. Bring babies under 12 months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.

Clapham Picturehouse, Big Scream: Head to Clapham and see The Conjuring on Sunday, or Independence Day: Resurgence on Thursday; both screenings at 10:30, £7.50.

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am, £7.50.  Next week’s features: Independence Day: Resurgence, Race and X-Men Apocalypse.

Family Cinema 

Regent Street Cinema, Kino Club Films : You can now bring your children to London’s beautifully restored, sumptuous cinema for screenings of better than average children’s films on Saturdays. This week’s screening: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 11:30am, just £1.75.

BFI Family Cinema Sunday 19th June, 1pm.   Kids £4, adults £11.75


Airside Andy: Check out this brilliant new game for children age 4-8; its safe, social and STEM.  Great fun combining problem solving.  Check out my Airside Andy review here.

Framed Film Club:  Head to the Barbican for the Framed Film Club, this week’s feature: A Long Way North.  Saturday 11am.

Curzon Cinema, Victoria:  This week’s programme, Zootropolis,  Saturday and Sunday, 10:30. £3.50 per person.

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Princess Monooke, tickets just  £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. (best £3 you will ever spend on a rainy Saturday)

Bloomsbury Curzon: 10:30 Saturday, this week’s screening is Zootropolis, £3.00 per person.

Ritzy, Brixton, Kids’ Club: Saturdays, 10:30am.  £1.50.  This week’s feature: Princess Mononoke.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Wreck-It Ralph.  9:30am. Check out the Electric Cinema with its plush, red velvet beds, sofas and armchairs. Looks like a great way for Dad to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning.

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